Bend, Oregon Mountain Bike Shuttles

7/8 Update: Dutchman trails still have some snow, we’ll get y’all on trail up there as soon as the trails are clear of snow and trees.

Daily Shuttles at 9am, 10:30 and Noon. Book online to confirm your spot.

Cog Wild shuttles are a great way to maximize your time on the bike. With about 3,000′ of elevation gain between town and Mt. Bachelor, riders use the shuttles for a “gravity assist” to access higher elevation terrain and ride single track all the way back to Bend.

Bend Trails and Trail Forks are great sites for researching routes for the region. Maps are available to purchase at Cog Wild and we enjoy looking at the map with you to suggest routes.

Shuttle riders are expected to be self sufficient: bring a map and have a route in mind, have a tool kit and first aid kit. Carry enough food, water and clothing to support your time in the woods. Guide & rescue service is not included with the shuttle.

Daily mountain bike shuttles in Bend

Meet at Cog Wild, which is located on the boundary of town and the Deschutes National Forest. Jump on the shuttle, which travels up the Cascade Lakes Highway to Wanoga, Swampy or Dutchman Trailheads. From there, choose a route back to Cog Wild on a variety of single track trails.

  • May 1 – October 31
  • Multiple runs each day
  • Park at Cog Wild, shuttle up and ride the trails all the way back to your car
  • Riders must be self-sufficient
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Wanoga

Our first regular stop is at Wanoga trailhead. These blue and black trails can be challenging for newer or younger riders.

  • Access to: Funner, Tiddlywinks, Tyler’s Traverse & more
  • Average ride 13 – 20 miles
  • Minimum 1,700 feet of descending
  • $17 per person
A mountain biker rides through the forest.

Swampy Lakes

The middle stop is at Swampy Lakes trailhead. Generally less technical trails than Wanoga with fewer miles and less climbing than Dutchman.

  • Access to: South Fork, Swede Ridge, Upper Whoops, entire Phil’s Trail Network & more
  • Average ride 19 – 25 miles
  • Minimum 2,500 feet of descending
  • $17 per person
A mountain biker takes in the view of Mt. Bachelor.

Dutchman Flat

The last stop is across the road from Mt. Bachelor Ski Area and Bike Park. The high elevation trails usually open in July. Please stay off middle Flagline until August 15 to give the elk ample time to raise their babies.

  • Access to: Metolius-Windigo, Bachelor Bike Park, Flagline (closed until Aug. 15) & more
  • Average ride 25 – 35 miles
  • Minimum 3,600 feet of descending; most routes have sustained climbs.
  • $22 per person

Regional & custom mountain bike shuttles

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Newberry Crater / Paulina Peak Shuttle

Ride from Paulina Peak down to Horse Butte Trailhead, east of Bend. This is a full day adventure option for strong intermediate to advanced riders who want an adventure ride out of Bend.

2024 Dates:

  • July 27
  • August 10 & 24
  • September 14 & 28
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Private or Custom Shuttles

Private transportation for any outdoor endeavor! Book a van to transport your private group to the trailhead of your choice.

  • For your private group
  • Hourly service
A mountain biker rides the McKenzie River Trail.

McKenzie River Trail Shuttle

Available upon request for larger groups in Bend. Small groups, please contact our friends at Horse Creek Lodge. They are based in McKenzie Bridge and run daily shuttles.

Bend Mountain Bike Shuttle Passes

Mountain bikers ride a trail near Mt. Bachelor.

Bend Shuttle Pass Options

To maximize your riding and minimize costs, purchase a Bend Season Pass or a Six Shuttle Punch Pass. Like riding in Oakridge too? Purchase a combo pass for unlimited Bend and Oakridge shuttles.

PNW Shuttle Pass

Take a mountain biking road trip through the Pacific Northwest to explore some of the best riding in the region. The PNW shuttle pass unlocks two shuttle rides with three regional outfitters: Shasta Gravity Adventures, Ashland Mountain Adventures and Cog Wild.

Loam Pass

Traveling beyond the PNW to ride bikes? Check out the Loam Pass for 60 days of riding at over 30 destinations including Cog Wild in Bend and Oakridge.

Learn about the Loam Pass Here

Looking for more than a shuttle?

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Hone your Skills

Cog Wild’s professional, certified instructors will help you master the basics of mountain biking or get you to the next level of skill.

A mountain bike guide leads a client on a single track trail through the forest.

Ride with a Guide

Cog Wild offers full or half day guided rides for families and all levels of riders from beginner to expert. Let us manage the logistics so you can just show up and ride.

Traveling with an E-bike? Please read:

The Deschutes National Forest does not allow e-bikes on the non-motorized trails. This includes the vast majority of mountain biking trails that we guide and shuttle.

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